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Test Code DBSDNA DSDNA AB IGG, LAB5476 (DSDNA Antibody)

Methodology

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube Perferred: 0.5 mL serum, Gold-top gel tube or plain, red-top tube
Acceptable: 0.5 mL plasma, Lavender-top EDTA or Green-top Sodium heparin

Transport Temperature: Refrigerate ≤7 days

Collection Instructions: If there is a delay in transport of >7 days, send specimen frozen in plastic vial.

Reference Values

Negative <10.0 IU/mL

Equivocal 10.0 - 15.0 IU/mL

Positive >15.0 IU/mL

Day(s) Test Set Up

Tuesday through Friday x1

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86225

Analytic Time

2-4 days upon receipt